19th Amendment Centennial
Special Edition Library Cards: Celebrating 100 Years
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment in August 1920. Despite its passage, many women of color were barred from voting for decades through racial discrimination and intimidation. To honor this centennial and the ongoing work toward achieving equity, Los Angeles County is celebrating with an artistic partnership: the Department of Arts and Culture has collaborated with the Women and Girls Initiative to commission 6 artists to create commemorative artworks, and LA County Library has made 3 of the artworks into special edition library cards.
For more information about all 6 artworks, including downloadable files and biographies of the artists, visit the LA County Department of Arts & Culture.
HOW TO GET YOUR CARD
These special edition cards will be available starting October 14 at Sidewalk Service libraries during business hours, while supplies last. Existing library cards may be exchanged for these designs, free of charge.
To apply for a new library card or replace your current library card, please call your nearest Sidewalk Service library. You will need to wear a mask when picking up your new library card.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Commemorating the 19th Amendment: Artist Interview
A discussion about the power of sharing your voice through art and voting, with the artists commissioned by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture to create commemorative artworks celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Hear about the women—in history, and in their own lives—that inspire these artists. For a general audience.
In the News
Video courtesy of Spectrum News 1
Reporter, Nic Cha Kim
Video courtesy of LA County Channel
Many of our libraries are serving as Voting Centers–visit one near you if you’re voting in person. Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has placed ballot drop boxes throughout the county, including many LA County Library locations. Get a list of drop box locations below, so you can vote early! And be sure to check out these voter guides, to get up-to-speed on the issues before you cast your ballot.